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The FT-1 Mount Adapter allows you to use certain legacy F-Mount NIKKOR lenses (those designed for use with Nikon D-SLR/SLR cameras) on the Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses. The Mount Adapter is attached to the Nikon 1 camera and the F-Mount NIKKOR lens then attached to the adapter. The FT-1 will add an angle of view of 2.7 times that of the F-Mount NIKKOR lens' focal length.
Supports 65 existing F-mount NIKKOR lenses (*as of December 2011)
AF/AE supported with AF-S lenses only. Autofocusing is possible when AF-S lenses are used. Focus mode must be set to AF-S (Single AF) and AF-area mode is fixed at Single-point with only the center focus point used.

As of June 2013, we have updated Nikon 1 camera firmware as well as FT-1 Firmware to support AF-C, (Continuous autofocus). Please check support.nikonusa.com for more information on firmware updates.
The focus indicator (rangefinder) can be used with CPU lenses.
[A] and [M] exposure modes can be used with non-CPU lenses. Aperture is specified using the aperture ring on the lens.
Shooting in Motion Snapshot mode is only possible when focus has been acquired with an AF-S lens.
To use the FT-1, the Nikon 1 camera's firmware must be updated to at least version 1.10.
F-mount lenses mounted on the FT-1 have a crop factor of 2.7×. Enjoy an angle of view equivalent to that of a super telephoto lens when a telephoto lens is used. (Example: When using a 300mm lens, the equivalent angle of view is that of an 800mm lens.)
When using the FT-1 and a compatible AF-S NIKKOR F-Mount lens, users can take full advantage of the Nikon 1's high-speed continuous shooting of 10/30/60 fps. (*When an AF-S lens is used. However, focus is locked with the first shot with continuous shooting.)
[P], [S], [A], and [M] exposure modes can be used with CPU lenses.
Vibration reduction (VR) functions when VR lenses are used. Enable vibration reduction, or specify a setting, using switches on the lens. NORMAL/ACTIVE modes are supported when lenses equipped with these modes are used. VR functions in NORMAL mode when lenses not equipped with the NORMAL/ACTIVE modes are used.
The Smart Photo Selector function cannot be used.
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FT Adapter on a V1 This is a wicked cool adapter. I use it on everything from a 55-200 DX to a 20-400 manual focus. DX lens are great everything works and super magnification. I have used many older lens with varying levels of functionality. Exposure and focus are keys to remember. Great tool is that you can zoom the screen into small areas to adjust the focus better. If I weren't having such a ball not lugging my D700 and still getting great shots I would complain more about the price. Sorry Nikon but for a something without glass in it ouch. February 12, 2012
Force Multiplier The Nikon 1 Series provides a small capable camera that can be paired with extremely small lenses (10, 10-30 and 30-110) that provide excellent optical performance in a package that's extremely small and lightweight. For those times when size and weight are not as critical as other factors, this handy piece of gear provides access to all those "F" lenses in the world. I bought the J1 as a gift for my wife (with 10, 10-30 and 30-110 lenses) since it's got sufficient IQ and speed for her photographic needs, but is small and light enough that she'll carry it along. The FT-1 was bought primarily for her to use with the new 50/1.8G that sees little time on my D7000 (75mm is an awkward focal length for me). On the J1 the 50 becomes a 135/1.8 and has proven to be an excellent portrait lens and useful "fast-tele" for her, while still being relatively light weight and ergonomic. The FT-1 works just as advertised and is very solid and well crafted. The only rub is that the Nikon 1 firmware did not originally support the FT-1 and had to be updated, which took about an hour of time reading the instructions, doing the download and swapping cards, etc. Well worth it. Now I just have to keep my wife away from my 300/4 AF-S and the new 85/1.8G when it arrives. February 5, 2012
Exceeds expectations The list of compatible lenses in the documentation is more of a guideline. I have a Tamron 500 mm mirror lens with a Nikon AI adaptor and it works well with my new V1 running in aperture priority mode. Even videos look good. I have quite a few manual Nikkor lenses, as for the past 30 years I have used an F2 and never got around to buying a DSLR. I do product documentation with this camera and the ability to use my existing manual lenses is a big help. December 29, 2011
Nikon 1 V1 Great IQ, easy to use, the FT adapter is fantastic. Low light capture is good, lighting fast autofocus. December 27, 2011
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When FT1 adapter is attached, why is the longest settable shutter speed limited to less than 1 second, and why is this not documented anywhere?

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You'll need to change the Exposure Mode to Manual. Please see page # 61 of the user's manual for the Nikon J1 or Page # 64 for the Nikon V1 regarding shutter speed.
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FT adapter. The following message comes up when the power is turned on. "Check lens. Pictures can only be taken when lens is attached" I can't get the message to disappear nor use the camera. Any suggestions?
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To use the FT-1, the Nikon 1 J1/V1 camera's firmware must be updated to at least version 1.10.
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Check in the set up menu as to what firmware version your camera has. Firmware must be updated to at least version 1.10 for the mount. Updates can be downloaded from the Nikon web
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Depends on when you purchased the V1, there have been several updates. Please read this to determine if you need the updates:https://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/52171
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Why can I not use a shutter speed slower than 1/1.3 second? I believe I have tried all options for manual and shutter priorriy.

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All speeds are available with V1 lenses but not with AF-s 80-200 2 .8.
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Shutter speeds slower than one second are not available when the FT1 adapter is used to attach F-mount Nikkor lenses to Nikon1 cameras
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If I use a AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens to shoot video, will it quickly track focus ?

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No, focus tracking when shooting movies will not be available when attaching this lens to a Nikon1 camera via the FT-1 adapter. Autofocusing is possible when AF-S lenses are used, however, focus mode must be set to AF-S (Single AF) and AF-area mode is fixed at Single-point with only the center focus point used.
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Will it work with the V2

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Yes it is compatible.
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is FT-1 Mount Adapter compatible with 70-200 version 1?

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Here is the compatibilty chart:
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/acil/accessories/mount_adapter_ft1/compatibility.htm
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Nikkor DX AF-S 18-135mm 1:3.5-5.6G ED lens

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When I attach my SF-S 18-135mm lens to this lens mount on my new V1 the screen reads "Check lens. Pictures can only be taken when lens is attached". Am I doing something wrong? Is this lens compatible with this mount and the V1? I do not see this lens on the pdf compatible list provided by Nikon. And if I need to update the camera's firmware to 1.10 for the mount, how do I do that?
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If not listed as compatible it won"t work.
Firmware update:(Incudes the 1.1 & 1.2 updates.)
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17894
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Does the FT-1 Mount Adapter work on the Nikon J2?

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Yes it does.
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stops of aperture

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hi, do i lose any stops of aperture with this adapter when i use 18-200 lens? if not , can you tell me why?. thanks
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No aperture loss, it is not a teleconverter, just an adapter
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WHAT IS THE WEIGHT OF THE FT-1 MOUNT ADAPTOR ?

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The FT-1 mount adaptor for the Nikon 1 is Approx. 150 g/5.3 oz.
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Click on the chart on this Web page:
http://cdn-4.nikon-cdn.com/en_US/o/WBqMZFjDl2eU0uluIvskYJxzlYg/PDF/Nikon_1_F_Mount-FT1_Compatibility_Chart.pdf
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"F EE" means what when try to shoot with old lens and FT 1 Adapter?

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Set the lens to minimum aperture and adjust with camera.
Here is the list of compatible lenses.
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/acil/accessories/mount_adapter_ft1/compatibility.htm
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If I use the adapter to mount my 70-200 f 2.8 to the V1, do I retain the 2.8 aperture?

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Yes, the lens will remain its aperture because there's no crystal in the FT1 mount adapter.
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Mount Adapter can be use with any DSLR lens

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My Camera N1 J3 . If I buy this adpter can be use with any DSLR Macro lens and tele lens
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Here is a link to the compatible lenses:
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